European Chamber’s Vice President on business confidence in China’s economy
The protracted Chinese economic slowdown remains the top business challenge. Pessimism about growth and profitability has forced European businesses to cut back significantly, particularly through headcount reduction. Still, China remains a key market for European companies.
Every year the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China conducts a Business Confidence Survey which provides an annual overview of the performance of its 2,000 members and their confidence in the Chinese economy. Mick Adams, Vice-President and Chairman of the Shanghai Board, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, will present the key findings of this year’s Business Confidence Survey, which will include China’s industrial overcapacity problems, regulatory barriers, an evaluation of the implementation of the reform programme outlined in the Third Plenum’s Decision, and the importance and likely effect of the 13th Five-Year Plan and the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China is a members-driven, non-profit organisation. It is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese authorities as the official voice of European business in China.
Attendance at this roundtable discussion is by invitation only.
For further information, please contact: Melanie Ullrich, Business & Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 307 5462.
Mick Adams, Vice-President and Chairman of the Shanghai Board, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Mick is Director & General Manager of Somerley’s Shanghai operations, focused on advising on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and capital investment between China and the rest of the world. He has more than 30 years of experience in the development, financing and implementation of major infrastructure and industrial projects, predominantly in Asia. He was previously a director of Trafalgar House/Kvaerner’s infrastructure investment and development business, based in Hong Kong, and then Director and General Manager of Gammon Construction’s operation in Shanghai.
Mick served as Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Board of European Chamber of Commerce in China since 2014 and was elected Vice President of the European Chamber in March 2016. He has lived and worked in Shanghai for 13 years.